AN OUTBREAK of 30 coronavirus cases at Oxford Brookes University which has been revealed today can be traced back to wild student parties. 

Last week a shocking video emerged of hundreds of students completely ignoring social distancing rules in a huge party at the university. 

The video, which has been seen by this paper, pans across five student blocks at the 'village' with a sea of people rammed on the courtyard. 

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Now Marston councillor Mick Haines had an email from Oxford Brookes University which says: "As of 9am on September 23 there have been a total of 30 covid-19 cases at Oxford Brookes over the last seven days.

"The majority of these cases have been traced back to social gatherings. 

"We have been working closely with NHS test and trace to isolate those affected and we have taken action to reduce the risk of such events reoccurring.

"The students are self-isolating." 

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Last week partying students were blamed for a 'small but growing' number of coronavirus cases in the city, the university has already admitted. 

In an email sent to residents in Headington, the university's chief operating officer Brendan Casey wrote that the spread was because of social gatherings 'off-campus'.

But in the latest statement to this paper, when presented with the video, a spokesperson for the university has said: "We are aware that large numbers of students have been gathering outside one of our halls of residence.

"Such behaviour will not be tolerated and we are working with Thames Valley Police to ensure that appropriate, robust action is taken against those involved."